NEW YORK, Aug 13, 2008: FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Atari, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ATAR), an interactive entertainment company, announced today results for its first quarter of fiscal 2009 and has filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.
Net revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, was $40.3 million versus $10.4 million in the comparable year-earlier period. Publishing net revenue was $36.7 million, versus $9.7 million in the prior year period, while distribution revenue was $3.6 million, versus $0.7 million in the comparable year-earlier period.
Net income for the first quarter ended June 30, 2008 was $3.5 million, or $0.26 income per share, compared to net loss of $11.9 million, or $0.89 loss per share, in the year-earlier period.
Atari will not be holding a conference call for the first quarter ended June 30, 2008. Financial statements and accompanying footnotes are contained in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and can be obtained on-line at http://www.atari.com.
About Atari, Inc.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ATAR) publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The 1,000+ titles that are published and distributed by the Company include hard-core, genre- defining franchises such as Test Drive ® ; and mass-market and children's franchises such as Dragon Ball Z ® . Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR- 0010478248), an interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com.
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